Pronunciation: (ri-zôr'su-nôl", -nol", rez-ôr'-), [key]
—n. Chem., Pharm.
a white, needlelike, water-soluble solid, C6H6O2, a benzene derivative originally obtained from certain resins, now usually synthesized: used chiefly in making dyes, as a reagent, in tanning, in the synthesis of certain resins, and in medicine in treating certain skin conditions; meta-dihydroxybenzene. Also,res•or'cin.
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